How do you think about this BaGua?

Tim's Discussion Board: Ba Gua Zhang : How do you think about this BaGua?
   By bruce on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 02:20 am: Edit Post

Please take a look at this one, how do you think about it?

   By Tim on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 12:35 pm: Edit Post

Sun Jijun is arguably the best old school Baguazhang practitioner alive. He is from the same village as Cheng Tinghua and studied with Cheng's brother when he was young.

I trained with him several times in Beijing, his skill was phenomenal.

He is an accomplished caligrapher as well (he painted the "Shen Wu" characters that I use as my logo. I have several of his works hanging in my academy).

   By bruce on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 01:26 pm: Edit Post

Hi Tim,

Thanks for you instant reply.

To my great supprise that you ever trained with Master Sun several times. I initially learned from his best student Shao ZongMing, who ever won the champion in 1986's China national WuShu championship ( ), then trained with Sun and his learnning-mate Duan BenZhang (Both are Cheng youxin's indoor students). Now I live in Vancouver and am looking for some comrades to train together. Very pity you are a little bit far from my place, otherwise we can share our understanding in BaGua.

   By robert on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 09:45 pm: Edit Post

i just gotta say that that was freakin awesome! so im guessing that within those forms are grappling and throwing applications?

   By Tim on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 02:40 am: Edit Post


   By Jake Burroughs on Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 01:13 pm: Edit Post

Tim is coming to Seattle in November 4-5 this year, and while we are not doing anything "specifically" Bagua-ish, we are always covering concepts that you will find in your Bagua practice. Not to mention Tim is available for private lessons as well. Contact me privately for more info

Also my Mantis teacher lives up in Van, so I am rather familiar with the local players and can help you find something if you need.

   By Jake Burroughs on Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 01:17 pm: Edit Post

Please excuse my ignorance, but how is this different/same as Swimming Dragon Bagua? Looks very similar to what I have seen in that regard, but I know just about nothing about Bagua.
Either way it is beautiful to watch! Solid player!

   By Tim on Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 06:25 pm: Edit Post

Most of Cheng Tinghua's students came up with their own variations of what they learned, and chose different names for their forms.

   By Robert Proctor on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 06:02 pm: Edit Post

Tim studied under Sun Lu Tang's daughter, Ba Gua, also, though this is Tai Chi.

   By bruce on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 01:33 am: Edit Post

Hi Jake,

Sorry for my late reply since I've not come back here for some time.

Thanks for your great message about Tim and your friends in Van. If I've time to go to Seattle, I'll let you know.

Thanks again.


   By Michael Lacidonia on Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 09:32 pm: Edit Post

I am currently living in Beijing. I really loved the video and I would be interested if Sun Jijun or or his students teach? I speak Chinese fairly well so communication isn't a problem.

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